MCN Curated Headlines Archive for November, 2013

“The more filmmakers that feature oral sex as normal and non-symbolic, the less hostile it becomes for the MPAA–and the more it’ll be embraced by culture more generally.”
How Evan Rachel Wood Identified H’wd’s Cunnilingus Problem

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“Kyle, Stephen’s movie about my story is meant to be a testament to good things, not an attack.”
Philomena Lee Confronts NY Postie Kyle Smith For His Slime Slam

NY Times

“New York at midcentury was a monochrome town, or so its best-known documentarians would have us believe. But Saul Leiter saw it as a quiet polychrome symphony—the glow of neon, the halos of stoplights, the golden blur of taxis—a visual music that few of his contemporaries seemed inclined to hear.”
Margalit Fox Obit Goes Long For Saul Leiter

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“Brett Ratner’s Hilhaven Lodge is my second home, and Brett has become an essential force in world cinema whose star on the Walk of Fame will add fresh luster to that stellar sidewalk,” says James Toback. “Brett’s a wonderful person and a great storyteller. I’m working on a film for RatPac called ‘The Man Who Beat Vegas.’ I think it’s the best thing I’ve ever written, and it’s a contemporary Las Vegas story. ”

“Most of these women were in their early twenties. Most of them refused to go any further with him, but a few went to dinner, or to some sort of casting situation, or to someplace private… if the stories were just about some crazed sex addict who approaches thousands of women on the street trying to get laid, I wouldn’t be posting this now. I don’t want to be attacking every Hollywood douchebag who hits on countless women. That type of behavior isn’t cool, but I think it’s important to separate douchebaggery from any kind of sexual coercion. But the women I talked to who DID go someplace private with Toback, told stories that were worse than the women only accosted on the street… So I did what I could do in my impotent state – for over twenty years now, I’ve been bringing up James Toback every chance I could in groups of people. I couldn’t stop him, but I could warn people about him… I’ve been hoping the Weinstein/O’Reilly stuff would bring this vampire into the light (him and a couple others, frankly). So I was happy today to wake up to this story in the L. A. Times.”
~ James Gunn